Nutritional Pearls: Omega-3 Supplements and Heart Disease
John is a 52-year-old man who is concerned about his risk of heart disease and cancer. For years, John has taken omega-3 supplements every day. Recently, he heard about a study that showed that they may not have any effect on his heart disease risk and is wondering if he should keep taking them.
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